The big Burrito Restaurant Group newsletter | November 2018

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Silverbomb at Mad Mex Oakland

Thursday, October 25–Saturday, October 27

As part of our Plataversary celebration, we're kicking off a special silver-themed three-day party right where it all began. Join us at Mad Mex Oakland as we toast 25 amazing years! We'll have complimentary margarita birthday cake from Bella Christie, while slices last.

All day, all three days we're featuring the drink that built an empire: Mad Mex House Margaritas in 22oz Big Azz glasses for just $7 (Oakland only!).

It wouldn't be a party without our favorite friends, so we hope to see you there!

Día de los Muertos

Dia de los MuertosNovember 1 & 2

Mad Mex is celebrating Days of the Dead with special deceased-only playlists, dazzling makeup and two days of specials.

On Thursday, November 1, our weekday Happy Hora is extended from open until midnight, with half off all drafts and bone-in wings, along with house margarita specials all day, including $7 Big Azz margs.

On Friday, November 2, it's $7 Big Azz margaritas all day!


Sooooon! Mad Mex Waterworks

Dia de los Muertos

Construction is rolling right along at our newest Mad Mex location. Take a peek behind the safety barrier on our Mad Mex Waterworks page, where you can trace the progress from the most recent work in the dining rooms and kitchens all the way back to the early demolition this summer.

We're still on pace to open in late fall. Keep an eye out for updates!


Deschutes Brewery Feature

November 8-22, unless we run out

DeschutesFor a limited time, we're featuring oversized 22oz drafts of these two brews from Deschutes for just $5.

Take a trip to New England via Oregon with Fresh Haze IPA. Deschutes' entry into the NE IPA craze brings citrus and tropical fruit flavor from Mandarina, Amarillo and Simcoe hops, mellowed by a soft malt body. 6.5% ABV | 45 IBUs

Chasin’ Freshies uses different fresh hops each year. This year it’s Strata, a newish variety that was discovered growing wild in a backyard 80 miles south of the Deschutes brewery. Citrusy, slightly sweet, malty and a little dank. 7.4% ABV | 65 IBUs


Beaujolais Nouveau Dinner

Thursday, November 15

On the third Thursday of November, French law allows the release of the "first wine of the harvest." Casbah celebrates this juicy and uninhibited non-vintage with a four course menu rich with fall flavors and bright wine accents. It starts with Roasted Root Vegetable Salad dressed in a Beaujolais Nouveau reduction, and ends with Pumpkin Panna Cotta sweetened with a Beaujolais Nouveau syrup. See everything in between here, reservations are recommended. 412.661.5656

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Full Service Holiday Parties

Sooner is better

The holiday season is nigh! Light up your celebration with the flavors of Casbah, Eleven, Kaya, Soba, Umi and Mad Mex. big Burrito's staff of chefs, planners and coordinators will work with you to bring creativity and style to your event, whether you are a planning small, casual gathering, an epic soirée or anything in between. Choose from a broad palette of hors d'oeuvres, dinner stations, buffets and sit down dinner suggestions from big Catering's Full Service Menu.

When you’re ready to start planning your event, or if you don’t know where to begin, give our event consultants a call or fill out our short catering inquiry form. To order, contact Chef Danielle Cain at 412.361.3272 x209.

big Burrito Benefit Dinners

October 2018

We hope you can join us as we give back to our communities with these special benefit dinners. Follow the links for more about these organizations, or request an evening for your cause.

Casbah November 8 Bricolage Production Company
Eleven November 11 Center for Hearing & Deaf Services
Soba November 13 National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Mad Mex Erie November 13 Early Connections
Mad Mex Robinson November 20 Consumer Heath Coalition
Mad Mex Shadyside November 13 Wayne Fusaro Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
  November 27 Obama Academy Youth and Government Club

Timeless Thanksgiving

Chef Bill Fuller's very first article for Eat.big outlines his Thanksgiving strategies, including recipes for turkey with stuffing, gravy, Brussels sprouts with aged Virgina ham, homemade cranberry sauce, crème brûlée and pear/apple crisp/cobbler. Like these enduring dishes, his T-Day battle plan still holds sway in the Fuller household. The only thing that's changed since 2005 is now he has two ovens. Take a trip back thirteen years here.

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